The Jameson Picnic
Since 1892 the annual Jameson Picnic brings together friends and neighbors from miles around to enjoy free entertainment, great food, and conversation. Sponsored since 1952 by the Jameson Lions Club, the Jameson Picnic is the highlight of the summer.
Twice a year the Jameson Community Betterment Association hosts a Fish Fry dinner. It is always a hit with all the local communities. In these tough economic times, guests are treated to a full fish dinner and are encouraged to 'eat your fill and pay what you will'.
Jameson Christian Church
9:00 am coffee and social time
9:30 am Worship and Communion
The Jameson Christian Church was organized March 24, 1872, with twelve members. After several years of use, the original church building was sold to the town and used as an opera house. The church building pictured was dedicated on November 25, 1897, with a membership of 120. Electric lights were added in 1920. An addition with classrooms, a modern kitchen and restrooms was completed in 1969. Beautiful stained-glass windows were installed in 1976. The Christian Women's Fellowship (CWF) has been active in the church since 1875. The Ladies Aid Society became the Christian Church Women's Missionary Society in late 1940's. In 1968 the name was changed to the Christian Women's Fellowship, and it continues to sponsor missionary efforts and help with local concerns of the church community.
The area known as Adam-ondi-Ahman is located in Daviess County, adjacent to the Village of Jameson. It is a place of beginnings, departures and returns. The Mormons believe this is where Adam and Eve first dwelt when they left the Garden of Eden. Orson Pratt defined the words Adam-ondi-Ahman from the Adamic language as, "valley of God, where Adam dwelt."
Grand River Whitetails
Grand River Whitetails offers some of the finest Whitetail hunting in the world. Located in Northern Missouri this private 700 acre hunting preserve is managed exclusively to produce World Class Whitetail. The management of genetics, habitat and limited hunting pressure enables the hunter an opportunity to harvest 200 inch plus mature bucks. Our hunting opportunities are limited to ensure an exclusive experience.
Every year on the third weekend in September Gallatin holds their Chautauqua celebration. Three days of great fun on the town square.
The Gallatin Theater League
The Gallatin Theater League has been presenting the performing arts to the people of Daviess County since 1984 at the Courter theater, located just south of the southeast corner of the Gallatin Courthouse square. From "Arsenic and Old Lace" to "South Pacific". From "Kiss Me Kate" to "Pajama Game". Their talented cast of players combined with a professional lighting director and sound technician make for an enjoyable evening at the theater. They generally do a spring play and a fall play plus a childrens' summer theater. Sometimes they do what they call "The Grand River Opry" a musical revue. For information concerning any upcoming performances go to the Theater League's FaceBook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Gallatin-Theater-League-135178966552458/
The Squirrel Cage Jail
Just a few blocks from the courthouse in Gallatin, MO, sets a building known as the Daviess County Rotary Jail, an 8-sided brick structure attached to a 2-story house. Years ago wards of Daviess County stared through the barred windows or passed the time of day with children from the school across the street. They saved their orange juice and put it in the window to ferment. Or they whiled away the long hours writing graffiti, poems, obscenities or their names on the walls. That all ended in 1975 when the jail was closed. But the structure remains as one of the most unusual means of housing prisoners yet devised.
On the fourth Saturday in September the town of Jamesport celebrates their heritage with a parade and many other events.
Amish Country Quilt Auction and Show
Jamesport has the largest Amish community in Missouri and on the 2nd weekend of October they hold their annual quilt auction. Hundreds of hand made quilts and other hand made objects up for sale.
For more information about the town of Jamesport go to their website at: www.Jamesportmissouri.org
The North Missouri Produce Auction is a partnership owned by a number of local shareholders who constructed a facility near Jamesport for the purpose of selling produce, providing a market for interested growers along with a source of fresh produce. Perishable crops will be picked just hours before the sale.
For more information go to thier website at: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/hort/auction/nomo.htm